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IT’S TIME TO LET US FISH!

Billy the Greek, FlounderJoe and Donald Trump weigh in on this entertaining and informative podcast
This is our best podcast yet. Donald Trump, Billy the Greek, Flounderjoe, as well as all of your favorite features. The podcast begins with George Scocca explain why we need to get our party and charter boats back in business. Why is it we can enter a packed Lowes or Supermarket but we can’t get on a party or charter boat? Many forget that fishing is a sport that contributes over 3-billion dollars a year to our local economies. It also helps to relax anglers that haven’t fished in months and are dealing with financial chaos.

George hears from our President, and he speaks with Billy the Greek about our best bet tactics and places to find striped bass from the beaches. Then we have some insight from a popular figure on nyangler.com Flounder Joe, who is just getting over COVID-19 and plans to get back out fishing as soon as he’s able. Add to that all of our regular features and you have an hour of fishing fun.

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Covid-19 and Getting ready for Tautog!

As we weave through this virus attacking the world, George suggests taking advantage of this great weather and get in on the opening of the saltwater fishing season. Yes Covid-19 could throw a monkey wrench into many of our plans. But if you want "social distance" we can’t think of a better way to achieve that than to find your secrete spot and spend some time there.

This year’s tautog season includes the month of April for New York Recreational Anglers to keep two a day at a minimum of 16-inches. Many of the females you catch will be egg laden as it is spawning season. Please consider returning them. They females represent the future of the health of the tog fishery.

Winter flounder season also opens on April 1st. You’re allowed two flounder a day.

As of this broadcast, party and charter boats will not be allowed to leave the dock, and tackle shops are being creative. This moving target could change as we move forward. So please check the nysdec.gov website for updates. George feels strongly that we should get as many people outdoors as possible.

To lighten it up a bit and hopefully help you back in fishing mode. George speaks with Captain Mike Bady of Captains Table Charters in Greenport. Captain Mike is known as one of the most knowledgeable tautog fishermen on the north fork. You will know why after listening to his interview.

As we head into these crazy times ahead lets practice all of the tips provided to us by the CDC. And spend as much time on the water as possible!

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E9 – All New York Fishing!

In Episode 9 of the New York Fishing Podcast, George speaks with Bob Wilson about this Saturday’s Ward Melville Fishing Show. The show has over 300 tables of fishing gear this year and a lineup of some of the region’s top speakers. George also speaks with Captain Vinnie Calabro of Karen Ann charters as he readies his fleet for some early striped bass light tackle fishing out of New Jersey. Spring is around the corner and the fish won’t be far behind so be sure to subscribe to this podcast!

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Where have all the bluefish gone? E8

In this episode, I talk about my long-standing opposition to the original Bluefish plan that included the transfer of quota from the recreational sector to the commercial sector. Come to think of it now that we are seeing a separate for hire mode, why not give the fish to them. They won’t catch them either.

I also speak with Dustin Colson Learning, the ASMFC Fishery Management Plan Coordinator for Bluefish, northern shrimp, summer flounder, scup, winter flounder

We talk about the plans for the future of this great gamefish. The fact is that bluefish are in much worse shape than striped bass, yet no one seems to care. When you consider we’re catching too many striped bass, and too few bluefish that alone should explain it.

There are meetings up and down the coast on this I would ask all of our rec anglers to let the ASMFC know that we don’t want to see a transfer. When we release a fish, we want it to count.

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New York Fishing Podcast Episode 7

In this episode of the New York Fishing Podcast, George speaks with Captain Joe Paradiso of the Nautic Lady. He is also President of the New York Sportfishing Federation, www.nysf.org . They talk about the role of the NYSF in protecting anglers’ rights and their Annual Fishing Show in Freeport.  Also in this epsiode of the New York Fishing Podcast, we play part two of the interview with Billy "The Greek" Legakis. The "Legend" talks about the old days of bridge fishing and how he attacks each season. Therefore, it’s a must listen to if you target striped bass.

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New York Fishing Winters

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In this episode of the New York Fishing Podcast, George speaks with Captain Joe Paradiso of the Nautic Lady. Capt. Joe talks a bit about last years fishing on the North Fork. He is also President of the New York Sportfishing Federation, www.nysf.org and he represents New York anglers on many boards. He dedicates a lot of his time protecting both our fisheries and our rights. They talk about the role of the NYSF in protecting anglers’ rights and their Annual Fishing Show in Freeport. Their show is February 15, and 16 at the Freeport Recreational Center.

The NYSF Annual Fishing Show is the longest-running fishing show on Long Island. There are plenty of local tackle providers and they have a speaker lineup that will keep you busy learning from some of the region’s top anglers. The last look of updated speakers has some of the best of the best and this show is a great way to start getting ready for next season.

They also have a great auction on Sunday where you can get some great deals on tackle while supporting the NYSF, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and their efforts.

Billy “The Greek” Legakis

We also play part two of the interview with Billy “The Greek” Legakis, as he talks about the old days of bridge fishing and how he attacks each season. It’s a must listen to if you target striped bass.

Bluefish Limit to be Reduced to 3-fish bag for private anglers and 5-fish bag for charter and party boats.

Watch for next week’s episode featuring representatives from the ASMFC as we get all of the up to date information on our 3-fish bag limit on blues coming in 2020.

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Putting a lid on another great New York Fishing Season!

In this episode, George Scocca discusses the various options for New Jersey this year as lips are sealed up and down the coast on what their next move will be on striped bass. George speaks with the “Godfather” of fisheries management for recreational anglers, Tom Fote. We don’t have time to list all of his accomplishments here, so I’ll go with his signature Striped Bass Gamefish Bill he passed in his state while also keeping the commercial quota for recreational anglers.

George also has a great talk with Billy the Greek as they discuss everything from the good old days of bridge fishing and much more

Then there are many of our listener favorites that we’re sure you will enjoy.

Happy Holidays All

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Is This Your Last Shot at a 50-pound bass ever? ASMFC Talks Striped Bass

In this episode, George speaks with Max Appleman of the ASMFC on the current status of striped bass and what the future looks like. They speak on the process and where we need to go to assure the future of the striped bass. They also talk bunker and the resilient sturgeon.

George also speaks with Billy the Greek on what he concentrates on this time of year when searching out big bass. The Greek has been catching big bass, even when there wasn’t many bass! He’s author of the Best Selling Book “Night Tide” and he knows show to catch big striped bass.

In addition, we speak with The General on his famous annual trip on the Celtic Quest. And then, of course, we have our “Relationships and Fishing” segment.

Please join George Scocca, founder at Noreast.com and now nyangler.com.

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NEW PODCAST – It’s Fishing Time for New York Anglers!

This week Captain John McMurray talks about the epic season with tuna he had last season as well as inshore action. George opens with breaking striped bass news. Roccus7 gives us some fishing advice and we get a recent update from Steve Luft as he reports on the fine Westchester freshwater fishing happening now! Add to that our favorite Fishing Relationships, and you have our best podcast yet!

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